Our parish celebrated the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme of the this celebration was , I am with you always, highlighting the promise and bond that families and generations share with each other. We thank God for the role grandparents play in keeping the light of faith alive for young people. We thank all Grandparents who constantly and consistently support young people in both the challenges and the complexities of life.
The Parish Pastoral Planning Team designed a special prayer bookmark for all the grandparents. Ned and Madge Waters with their grandchildren, Philip and Claire Tinnelly and their grandchildren, Michael & Mary Yorke with their grandchildren, including little Millie who celebrated her 3rd birthday on Sunday and back to full health after a heart transplant along with Brendan and Alacoque McMahon with their grandchildren representing all grandparents in our parish. took part in the special and unique ceremony. Thanks to eight year old Clodagh Monaghan who happily recited the post communion reflection of Rules for Grandparents from the perspective of a child! Jamie and Mary Gargan with their grandson Alex planted a silver birch tree in the church grounds to honour the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
Saint Joachim and St. Anne pray for us and all families.